Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cultivate Joy!

Hello My Friends!  I was able to get another card made today! 
It is finally raining here in TX! And we needed it!  Are yall getting any of this fabulous rain?

I made this card for Mary's color challenge over at Cardz TV.  I don't know why, but color challenges seem to be the hardest ones for me.  It seems like as soon as I'm limited to a certain color, I think of all these great ideas to use anything but the ones I'm supposed to!! haha!  does that happen to anyone else?

Mary picked some hard colors for this challenge!  Royal Blue, Deep Purple, Marigold, and Pale Gray ONLY!  We could use a tiny bit of black and white if we needed to.

The first thing that came to mind for me was Halloween!  Those are great Halloween colors!  So, naturally.....I made a card with flowers on it!  Hey guys...don't ask me how my brain just does what it wants to. But I'm super happy with how it turned out! So, without further ado...

Cardz TV Stamps Design Team Challenge #13 "Color Me Happy"

Marigold, Royal Blue, Deep Purple, Pale Gray
 This card is 4x4 and was cut from Wild Card.
All papers are from Recollections.
Watering Can is from Country Life cut at 1.5"
Dark Blue background paper was run through Swiss dots folder
Swirl Stamp is from Hero Arts and was stamped with Tim Holtz faded jeans
Marigold paper cut with border punch and inked with Tim Holtz Wild Honey
Flowers are Recollections Floral Embellishments, Bling is Recollections
Sheer Purple Ribbon and blue cross stitch floss from Michaels
The inside is made up of everything that I cut the wrong size the first time! :) He he!
I left the frame open at the top so I could slide in a photo or gift card.

I have no idea what to use this card for....maybe some of you could offer up some suggestions.
Thanks for stopping by and I love to hear what you have to say!!


  1. Great card-- love that you used the test pieces for the inside :) Thanks for creating with us at Cardz TV!

  2. Oh wow, you did great with the color challenge, flowers watering pot everything looks wonderful! Thanks for joining CTVS!

  3. Amazing job on the color challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at CTVS.

  4. Your card is beautiful! I love the flowers and the embossing. You did an amazing job with the color challenge, it was a tricky one! Thanks for playing with us at Cardz TV Color Me Happy challenge :)


  5. wonderful card love the watering can what a brilliant idea to use the twine as water! thanks so much for joining the challenge at cardz tv. Karen

  6. What a beautiful and complete card! Love the inside as much as the exterior!
    Cardztv Design Team

  7. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13 and #53.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  8. This is awesome! What a fab scene! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Rene ;D

  9. Sweet card! I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!



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